5 For Friday: The Best College Basketball Courts

Welcome to 5 For Friday: the column in which Your Humble Author ranks or highlights five of a given subject. The inaugural edition -- we'll call it "inaugural" since I haven't done one of these in a while -- received too many great suggestions to limit it to one. So while the centerpiece ranks my…

A Kansas Jayhawk Had A Whale of A Day

One of the better individual performances of Week 8 would probably fly under your radar. That's no slight -- I wouldn't have caught it myself had I not caught this amazing exchange via the TuneIn Radio app's broadcast of Kansas-Oklahoma State. "Fish is playing more like a whale." "A killer whale." Local radio broadcasts are…

Four Downs on Week 7: American Rising

The Bowl Championship Series came back from summer break upgraded to College Football Playoff and had become too good for the American Athletic Conference. Since their break-up, the American loaded up with great coaches, began maximizing the potential of some of its programs, and has come back smoking hot. The Playoff didn't know what it…

LaQuan McGowan and The Ever-Evolving Baylor Offense

Through one half in Lawrence, Baylor is paying homage to Georgia Tech-Cumberland College on the game's 99th anniversary. A big part of the deluge is LaQuan McGowan. At around 400 pounds, LaQuan McGowan is big in the most literal sense. But his presence on the offense as a pass-catcher is also big in that other…

Mack Brown and Charlie Weis Should Sit Out A Few Plays

Neither Mack Brown nor Charlie Weis is coaching in 2015. Mack Brown is paid to gave his insights on the game for ESPN, Charlie Weis is paid to...well, to not work. And yet, here are both one week into the 2015 season, talking about their coaching days. In their defense, neither commandeered media attention for…

Potential FCS Upsets of Power Five Teams in 2015

FCS upsets of FBS opponents contribute to the annual drama that is college football season. FCS upsets of Power Five Conference foes are especially exciting. Appalachian State and Armanti Edwards vaulted into public consciousness in 2007, christening the Big Ten Network with their upset of Michigan. In seasons since, Jacksonville State has taken down Ole…

Carl Pelini Should Take the Fifth on Reported Lawsuit

I'm not a lawyer -- there are no shortage of sports bloggers who fill that niche -- but I don't think I need to pass the state bar to know Carl Pelini suing his former FAU assistant coach, Matt Edwards. Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans first reported the defamation suit. Edwards notified administrators FAU administrators of…